Visiting Alice Liddells Grave

Any fan of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ will know that its eponymous heroine is based on a real person. Alice Liddell was the fourth child in the Liddell family. They were friends with Charles Dodgson AKA Lewis Carroll and it was on a boating trip that he whipped up the tale of Alice and the White... Continue Reading →

Have you got a Colouring Book?

Adult colouring books are all the rage. And by ‘adult’ I mean they’re more complicated than ones for the kids, not that they’ve got er, ‘adult’ subject matter (maybe yours do, I’m not judging). You can’t walk into a book shop without falling over a table full of them, swoops and curls of black and white, sometimes... Continue Reading →

Raised in the fantasy way

I grew up surrounded by fantasy and sci-fi. Maybe that's why it's what I love to write now.  Bedtime stories were The Hobbit, Wind in the Willows, Roald Dahl. Daytime video viewing was Star Wars, Willow, Labyrinth and all the Disney films. It's still seen as odd if you're into fantasy and happen to be... Continue Reading →

5 Inspiring Things to do in London

We've visited London quite a bit and so we've done most of the usual touristy things. Here are five different and interesting things to do in London. Maybe they'll give you some ideas if you're planning a visit or are a local! The British Library is offering behind-the-scenes tours this summer. I've never been that... Continue Reading →

Who are Your Writing Pals?

I have two writing pals on my desk; Catbutt and Grandad. Catbutt was a gift who is also a handy paperweight. I call him Catbutt as he has a hefty posterior. Grandad is actually a vicar troll but his cross fell of a while back. I gave him to my Grandfather (also a vicar) for... Continue Reading →

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